Roberta Nixon's funeral in the United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, was surely a most remarkable event for a most remarkable lady. The Church overflowed with mourners, clergy, family, organizations, political associates and church officers and friends.

The many eulogies offered, all carried the same message.

What a tenacious fighter she was.

Indeed, I knew her as such a dedicated member of the Port Washington community.

Her heart was in the right place and her causes were just. I am sure this is what gave her the right and strength to fight until she accomplished her aims.

The one regret I have: the good person that Roberta was, should not have had to fight so hard to accomplish her altruistic aims for the betterment of the community.

When a VISION is as clear as hers was, she should not have to overcome all the obstacles to carry out that VISION. Those of us who listened, should have recognized her VISION and helped her to succeed.

We are grateful for her life and work.

Thank you - Roberta.

Eric J. Pick

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